The Scottish Government on our Renewable Future

Posted on February 17th, 2017

This week Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse spoke to the Press and Journal of the challenges the government and country faces producing long term clean reliable energy sources. “The Scottish Government’s adoption of policies to build clean, green energy technologies … Continue reading

Scotland’s first carbon neutral town

Posted on February 3rd, 2017

Plans are afoot to make Cumnock in Ayrshire Scotland’s first “Green Town” by making it carbon neutral with projects such as a community owned renewable energy system and the introduction of hi-tech digital systems and smart technologies. If successful it … Continue reading

The Scottish Government Draft Energy Strategy

Posted on January 27th, 2017

The week the Scottish Government launched the draft Scottish Energy Strategy and commenced a consultation period for the plans lasting until May this year. Within the document the plans for Scotland’s heat, electricity, and transport energy sources to be in … Continue reading

Scotland’s New Energy Strategy

Posted on January 20th, 2017

It is anticipated that the Scottish Government will launch its new Draft Energy Strategy next week and there has been a number of calls from environmental groups and industry figures for tough new targets and initiatives which could potentially aid … Continue reading

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project

Posted on January 13th, 2017

A new independent report by UK politician and former energy minister Charles Hendry has recommended the UK government seek a deal to help fund a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay, Wales. The development which will be the first of its … Continue reading

Wind Energy’s Positive Impact On Our Environment

Posted on December 16th, 2016

The positive effect that wind turbines in the UK have had on our carbon emissions is greater than originally thought according the University of Edinburgh’s analysis of the National Grid latest figures. Although it has been known for some time … Continue reading

Time for a new renewables target?

Posted on December 2nd, 2016

As the end of the year approaches and thoughts turn to a new one we realise that we are one year closer to the Scottish Government’s ambitious target of generating 100% of our required energy from renewable sources by 2020. … Continue reading

Energy Storage in Scotland

Posted on November 25th, 2016

Earlier this week, Hannah Smith, policy manager at industry body Scottish Renewables released a statement regarding energy storage and its increasing place within our energy mix. Renewable energy technologies like solar, wind and hydro are Scotland’s largest source of electricity. … Continue reading

Tidal Energy Advances in Scotland

Posted on November 17th, 2016

Atlantis Resources, the developer of the world’s first tidal energy farm has confirmed this week that the first turbine of the MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth has been installed and has begun producing renewable energy. It was also announced … Continue reading

Wind energy generation still on the up in Scotland

Posted on November 10th, 2016

A new report from WeatherEnergy has shown that in October wind turbines provided Scottish households on average 87% of their electricity demand. The data shows turbines generated 792,717MWh of electricity in October, up 25% on October 2015. Taking into account … Continue reading